Sunday, November 29, 2015

Whip up some easy holiday hostess gifts with these cones


Christmas cones are an easy way to make some holiday decor for your home. It's also a great way to re-use outdated or damaged decorations.

I'm Robin's Nest veteran designer Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope and I love to whip up these decorations to make fun and unique hostess gifts. 

Tutorial how to make holiday cone decorations

Step 1: Cut a large arc across a piece of Cindy Lou Glitter Cardstock. Roll it into a cone shape and glue it together.

Step 2: Punch a hole on each side, near the top, and tie a coordinating ribbon to it to make a handle.

Step 3: Crumple tissue paper, add a little adhesive and stuff it into the bottom of the cone. 

Step 4: Make two rosettes with the reverse side of Cindy Lou Dots Glitter Cardstock and the Cindy Lou Glitter Cardstock. If you have never made rosettes before, here's a tutorial. Add glitter glue to the edges. After they are dry, layer them atop one another and adhere together. 

Step 5: Fussy cut a present from the Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock and adhere to center of rosettes. Make a bow with gold cording and adhere to the present. 

Step 6: Make the seam of the cone less noticeable by adhering a image that you fussy cut from holiday ephemera. 

Step 7: Add assorted Christmas decorations to the inside of the cone. I created a musical theme by adding a Santa holding a trumpet figurine, brass jingle bells, a miniature horn as well as a white bottlebrush tree, glitter pinecones, lace, berries and flowers.

Step 8: Add a decorative element to the base of the cone.

Thank you for stopping by the Robin's Nest. I hope this helps inspire you to make your own holiday cones. Here's wishing you a happy December!  -Betsy

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Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

This is absolutely charming! Love all the papers and embellishments you used to create a delightful gift!

Colleen said...

So very cute.

Bev Code said...

so creative and fun.. great project

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Wow! This is so wonderful!! I love the colors!

Tonya said...

Adorable! I have a diecut that makes the cones which makes it easier. Awesome job!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Great idea for any holiday!

Betsy Skagen said...

Thank you everyone. Tonya. I have been eyeing that die. I definitely think it would make it easier.

Kathleen White said...

I love this idea and I will lift for a future project! So beautiful!

Cindy Brown said...

Amazing Project

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